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Cynthia Bater, program administrator for Linked Learning and Career Pathways in the High School Office, was invited by the Washington, D.C.-based Education Writers Association to speak at their recent conference in Chicago.  The conference theme was “Education and the American Dream: Pathways from High School to College and Careers.”  Bater spoke on “Mapping Career Pathways in High School.”  Afterward, a reporter wrote, “I really appreciated this crash-course on the high school to post-secondary transition.  I'm already using the information here to evaluate programs I run across, come up with story ideas and inform my work.”

Wilson High School senior Gabriel Sanders was awarded a four-year, full tuition scholarship from the Posse Foundation to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits, and trains students with extraordinary leadership potential for this scholarship.  Sanders underwent a series of panel interviews with Posse officials and staff of the University of Wisconsin.  His goals include studying political science, attending law school and then pursuing a career in criminal law and/or environmental justice.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE – Program Administrator Cynthia Bater spoke recently at the national Education Writers Association conference in Chicago, sharing information on college and career pathways.